Mark: A Theological Commentary for Preachers

Bibliographic information:

Kuruvilla, Abraham. Mark: A Theological Commentary for Preachers. Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2012.



Mark: A Theological Commentary for Preachers engages hermeneutics for preaching, employing theological exegesis that enables the preacher to utilize all the narrative units of Mark to craft effective sermons.

This commentary unpacks the crucial link between Scripture and application: the theology of each preaching text. The Gospel of Mark is therefore divided into twenty-five narrative units and the theological focus of each is clearly delineated. The specificity of these theological ideas for their respective texts makes possible a sequential homiletical movement through each pericope of the book, progressively developing the theological trajectory of Mark’s theme of discipleship, and enabling the expositor to discover valid application for sermons.

While the primary goal of the commentary is to take the preacher from text to theology, it also aids in the advance from theology to sermon by providing tips for preaching and two possible sermon outlines for each of the twenty-five units of the Gospel. The unique approach of this work results in a “theology-for-preaching” commentary that promises to be useful for anyone teaching through Mark’s Gospel with an emphasis on application.


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